Overview of Dementia

Dementia refers to a loss of cognitive function (cognition) due to changes in the brain caused by disease or trauma. The changes may occur gradually or quickly; and how they occur may determine whether dementia is reversible or irreversible. Cognition is the act or process of thinking, perceiving, and learning….

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How to Offer Help That’s Really Helpful   Seeing a friend or relative in need taps a wonderful human impulse in most of us: to give help. The quandary is that we’re often not exactly sure how to do that. What kind of help is needed? How can you find…

Understanding Dementia Behaviors

Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases have a progressive brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, or take care…

Diabetes & Dementia

Information about Dementia Risk and High Blood Sugar Research points to a link between diabetes and the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease. A report from the Archives of Neurology found that among 824 people older than age 55, those with diabetes had lower scores on many measures of cognition and a 65%…

Overview of Memory & Memory Loss

Memory can be defined as the registration, retention, and recollection of experiences, thoughts, feelings, sensations, ideas, and knowledge. Human memory is complex. Our brains need to remember important facts, future plans, vocabulary words, social norms, and how to perform routine tasks like making breakfast or following a bus schedule. To accomplish…

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Overview of Dementia Dementia refers to a loss of cognitive function (cognition) due to changes in the brain caused by disease or trauma. The changes may occur gradually or quickly; and how they occur may determine whether dementia is reversible or irreversible. Cognition is the act or process of thinking,…

What is Dementia?

The word dementia comes from the Latin de meaning “apart” and mens from the genitive mentis meaning “mind”. Dementia is the progressive deterioration in cognitive function – the ability to process thought (intelligence). Progressive means the symptoms will gradually get worse. The deterioration is more than might be expected from normal aging and is due to damage or…

Activities for People with Dementia

It is universally recognized that elderly people with dementia lose their short term memory first and their long term memory last. For example, they often remember people and events from their earlier years, but have difficulty remembering what they ate for breakfast the day before. A while back, a family…

Sleep Problems in the Elderly – Birmingham, MI

People of all ages can have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep or have poor quality sleep (insomnia). There are many possible causes including stress, changes in schedule, diet, or as a side effect of medicines. As people age, they generally spend less time in the deepest stages of sleep….

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Caregiving for Alzheimer’s Disease or other Dementia What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that gets worse over time and currently has no cure. It is the most common type of dementia and accounts for 50 to 70 percent of dementia cases. Other types of dementia include vascular dementia,…